Why our Kids Need Eye Exams, Even If They’ve Passed a Vision Screening.
Vision screenings can fail to identify one in three cases. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security.
There is a big difference between a quick vision screening and a comprehensive diagnostic eye exam.
Vision Screenings are quick while exams are comprehensive.
A screening lasts 3 to 5 minutes. By contrast, a comprehensive eye exam lasts 30 to 60 minutes and is this much more thorough.
-Only detect Myopia (Shortsightedness).
-They often fail to detect Hyperopia (Longsightedness), and Astigmatism (visual distortions).
-They don’t often test for eye muscle, depth perception and tracking problems.
-Fails to detect learning difficulties or behavioral problems
-Fail to identify Dyslexia
-They also do not examine the inside of the eye where any serious medical conditions may be evident.
A comprehensive eye exam with an Optometrist will detect these issues early and implement the correct treatment to assist in any potential visual related learning difficulties in the classroom that would affect a child’s ability to read.